Here are some of our friends and other recommended and preferred sites. We hope that you visit them and enjoy what they have to offer!
Local Tea drinks
Bethesda-based Honest Tea sells "bottled iced tea that tastes like tea", a less-sweetened alternative to sugary soft-drinks and low-quality bottled tea. They are best known for their line of bottled tea products, but they also produce tea bags and other bottled drinks in their Honest Ade line. All of their teas are certified kosher and USDA organic, and some are fair trade certified.The Honest Ade products are the "Official Thirst Quencher"of the Washington Nationals.
Chocolates and confections
Jason Andelman's Mecca of chocolate delights in nearby Arlington, Virginia.
The home of Wasmund's single malt whisky, in Sperryville, Virginia. Rick Wasmund is the force behind what has been called, "the best story in American whisky today".
From Richmond, Virginia comes America's best new potato vodka. Made from genuine Virginia russet potatoes.
Bill Thomas and John Robert's temple of fine American whiskies, one in Adam's Morgan, one in Glover Park. Bourbon is the very definition of what a good neighborhood bar should be. The menu is friendly and comforting. Don't overlook the great draught beer selection or the terrific wine list, either.
Marcel's Chef Robert Wiedmaier's less-formal French/Belgian restaurant. Besides a terrific wine list, Beck features a 16-page beer list filled with the best that Belgium's famous breweries has to offer.
The poolhall, upscaled. breadsoda takes it's name from a prohibition-era term for beer, and the draught beer selection is tremendous. With four pool tables, several flat-screen T.V.'s, Nintendo Wii, darts, and table shuffleboard, breadsoda has an entire evening's entertainment on hand. Oh, and the sandwiches are outstanding, worth the trip just by themselves.
Central is Chef/Owner Michel Richard's cathedral of traditional American cuisine with a French flair. Named by New York Times restaurant critic, Frank Bruni, as one of his ten favorite restaurants outside of Manhattan. From sublime food dishes to outstanding wine and cocktails, Central is a true dining destination, in D.C.'s Penn Quarter.
Geoff Tracy's original trattoria in our neighborhood, Wesley Heights.
Cork wine bar is Diane Gross and Khalid Pitts' tribute to European wine and great food in the Cardozo neighborhood. With one of the city's best chefs in the kitchen and one of the top bar managers around, Cork always has something delicious for everyone.
Dean Gold's rustic Italian restaurant and enoteca in Cleveland Park, D.C.
Chef Todd Gray and his wife Ellen Kasoff-Gray are the proprietors of one of D.C.'s loveliest temples of gastronomy.
D.C.'s own speakeasy. Once you find it, you'll be glad that you did (*Psst!* It's at 14th and U St. NW). Staffed by an all-star lineup of some of the city's finest craft bartenders, The Gibson is a destination watering hole for the serious and discriminating cocktail enthusiast.
Brothers Tom and Derek Brown have long been fixtures in the D.C. bar and restaurant community, but never in the same establishment. Now, they've combined their talents to operate the most popular new bar in town. A recent addition is the new Columbia Room, where Derek operates a fine cocktail imbibing atmosphere. At Gallery Place/Mt. Vernon Square.
Chef Peter Smith's modern, eclectic, and innovative restaurant is a casual and fun dining destination. Combine Chef Smith's outstanding dishes with bar manager Gina Chersevani's avant-garde cocktail menu, and you've got a winning combination. Located in the Chinatown/Penn Quarter neighborhood.
Mark Kuller's Penn Quarter dining destination that exudes both contemporary chic and rustic warmth. Wine Director Sebastian Zutant's extensive wine list is filled with offerings carefully chosen to highlight Executive Chef Haidar Karoum's cuisine. Start your evening with one of Bar Manager Adam Bernbach's exquisitely crafted cocktails and settle in for a memorable evening.
Other very important sites
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Washington, D.C.'s premiere food, wine, and restaurant message board.
The international group of winemakers and wine drinkers dedicated to righting the wrongs done to dry rosé. In Europe, they down copious amounts of pink wine, perhaps the most versatile of all food wines. But what gives in the States? Except for a handful of savvy drinkers, too many Americans would still rather buy a mediocre white or red instead of a great rosé. It's bizarre.
The Special Event Sites Marketing Alliance (SESMA) is an association that focuses on the marketing needs of its Primary Members - museums, mansions, historic homes and buildings, art galleries, ballrooms, aquariums, gardens, wineries, and other unique venues that permit business meetings and social events to take place at their sites. It also welcomes Associate Members - companies, such as caterers, florists, equipment providers, transportation services and others that supply products and services that support these events.
Members of Washington Wine Academy, bring your CORK Club cards to Ace Beaverage and receive a 10% discount on individual bottles of wine and 15% on mixed cases or solid cases of wine. The discount does not apply to sale items.
A sober discussion on the importance of screwcap wine bottles
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